Jessica Pons for NPR
Starting over can be scary. But not for Rodrigo Amarante. After a well-established musical career in Brazil, he made the leap to the United States, where his relative anonymity was a source of creative energy and an opportunity to reinvent himself.
Amarante’s second solo album, Drama, is to reject traditional forms of masculinity and embrace imperfections, then release them like a beautiful symphony of chaos and, well, drama.
Listen to Rodrigo Amarante’s live performance of the song “Tara” from his new album.
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This episode was produced by Jonaki Mehta, Brianna Scott and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Cyrena Touros, Lee Hale and Sami Yenigun with assistance from Brandon Shillingford. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.